Comics & Cartoons

Caricature of Warren Buffett with Adobe Illustrator

Here’s a caricature of Warren Buffett that I did with Adobe Illustrator.

Warren Buffett Caricature
Warren Buffett Caricature

If you don’t know him…he’s one of the richest man in the world, solely by investing in others’ business (i.e. purchasing stocks and becoming shareholders). I think it’s something like if you invested $10,000 with him back in the 60s or 70s your investment would’ve grown A LOT (like tens of millions).

His investment strategies are simple, and his down to earth nature attracts a lot of admirers. I recommend reading his bios.


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Illustrator tip – when you get the error message…

When you try to save your beautiful illustrator production by using “Save for Web”, you might get the error message “image exceeds the Size Save for Web”. Check this blog out, it teaches you to bypass this! http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/2008/03/of-document-sizes-and-crop-areas.html

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Illustrator tips – default pen stroke

Go to Graphic Styles and click on the “New Graphic Style” button. Then drag the new style while pressing alt option over to the default graphic style.

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Can I earn a living from my vector art?

I’ve been trying to think of ways to increase my income from my illustration & blogs & other creative stuff. I came across this site. What a great idea to generate traffic and to increase revenue from google adsense.
Then my creative juice started flowing, and did more research on the web. There are so many sites where you can sell your illustration and photos on the web. Apparently it is called microstock sites and they pay you each time your illustration / photos get sold!
Here are some blogs that have really great tips on how to make money from vector art and comparison of different microstock sites:
http://www.squidoo.com/make-money-selling-vectors
http://sellinggraphics.com/4/Best-microstock-sites-selling-photos-illustrations

So I prepared a vector art and then chose one site recommended by the above blogs, but have already encountered obstacles. You need to provide many samples (like 10) and also need to email a scan of your ID like passport & drivers license…OMG are you kidding me!? That’s so much work for me and also I don’t like providing my personal info to somebody I don’t really know (who does!?).

Does anybody know any microstock site that

  • doesn’t require many samples
  • loose review
  • doesn’t require too much personal info…like a scan of your ID!

Am I in la-la land again!?

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Festival du Bois

I had lots of fun at the Festival du Bois – the largest french-canadian festival in BC. It’s held every year around this time of the year in Maillardville, which is in Coquitlam, BC, with the largest French Canadian (or Canadien!) population in BC. One thing I loved the most is the hot maple syrup candie, made by rolling boiling hot maple syrup on snow! SoooOOOOOO good. Charming Quebecois singing men were giving these out for $2 / bar! Yum yum

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